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HPV Vaccination: Mobilizing Our Community for Cancer Prevention

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HPV Vaccination: Mobilizing Our Community for Cancer Prevention

HPV vaccine prevents infection with the most harmful kinds of human papillomavirus. The vaccine is safe, effective, and can protect people from most of the cancers caused by HPV.

The Knox County Health Department is launching an initiative to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in the region. Medical and youth serving professionals are invited to attend a free networking and professional education program on April 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, 604 South Gay Street.

The speakers will discuss the burden of HPV-related cancer, the barriers to vaccination, and suggest innovative and successful vaccine strategies. Dinner will be provided. CEUs and CECHs are available: Nursing $10, Social Work $15 fee.

Registration is free, but seating is limited. Advance registration is required. Click here to register now.

Event Speakers:

HPV and Cancer Update

Larry C. Kilgore, MD

Dr. Kilgore is a professor and interim chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. He is also the director of the University Gynecologic Oncology Division at UT Medical Center. Dr. Kilgore is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with specialty boards in GYN Oncology. He has been in practice for 28 years.

How We Promote and Communicate the HPV Vaccine Matters  

Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES  

Dr. Vanderpool is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Kentucky and deputy director of the CDC-funded, UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center. Her projects with the Rural Cancer Prevention Center include HPV vaccination initiatives among young adult women and high-school students; understanding mammography experiences of Appalachian women; and colorectal cancer literacy and numeracy assessments.

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

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